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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:09

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 513   ABV: 17.1%
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AB:09 is a 17.1%, Cranachan Imperial Stout, brewed in September 2011, and has been peacefully maturing in our amazing single grain whisky barrels since. The Cranachan Imperial Stout was inspired by the famous Scottish desert, and was brewed with a mountain of dark malts, loads of oats, Scottish heather honey and local raspberries. The beer was then transferred to oak casks to mature for 6 months.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
Thx to Kai for the bottle !

Head: Dark espresso head that fades s quickly as you stop pouring.
Colour: Dark brown when poured, black when in the glass
Smell: very big scents of port wine, red fruits but not particullary rasps, very high sweet and booze content ( my glass stands on a table next to me and i can smell it where i’m seated ! ), balsamic vinegar, high dose of rumtopf and wallnuts, the small is absolutly good !
Taste: salty in the start ( like soy) then comes a high dose of candy sirup, nuts and roasted malts, a bit of anise, strong red wine and a bit of booze ( not as musch as the smell does ), end is very heavy on the palate with lots of bitterness and very dry, aftertaste is a bit of port wine with a burning feeling in the back of the mouth and stomach, very very nice !

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3041) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
375 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and slightly fruity with roasted malts, raisins, honey, whisky, red berries, alcohol, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate and sweet liquorice candy. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter with roasted malts, sweet liquorice candy, raisins, soy sauce, raspberries, honey, whisky, vanilla fudge, dark chocolate, sweetened dark roast coffee and toffee. Mouthfeel is round, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, sweet liquorice candy, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, burnt raisins, raspberries, honey and whisky. I must confess I expected less.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinco (572) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2013
Black liquid with a bobblu brown head that disappears pretty quick. Aroma: Rich sweet notes, whiskey, soy, vanilla, dark fruits, molasses, sugars, boozy, complex, a slight tart berry in the background. Smells nice! Taste: big sweetness with a boozy warming feeling. Notes of dark sugars, dark fruits, berries, whiskey, booze. There is something in the taste that I can’t put my finger on that is disturbing though...This is a great brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
375mL bottle at Brewdog Birmingham, pours black with a small ring of tan head and an amber tinge. Aroma is very pungent, with notes of whiskey, oak chips, some raspberries in the back, and a touch of roasted malt. Flavour brings out a liqueur-ish body, with notes of sweet liqueur, honey, moderate oak chips, alcohol and some mildly sweet cocoa. Very liqueur-ish palate, with a high sweetness, though not cloying in any way. Medium complexity – missing a little something to push it into excellent territory that so far only the Abstrakt AB:04 has achieved in the series. Nevertheless, great stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2013
375 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, vanilla, oak, alcohol, chocolate and dried fruits. Taste is heavy sweet with a long warm, oak, vanilla and roasted finish. Full body with oily texture

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mysan_brewing (59) - - APR 26, 2013
Smell of smoke and dark fruits with some oaky backnote. Pitch black with no Head. A bit like oil. Dark fruits in the taste as well with a dry and smokey aftertaste. Nice sour/bitterness from the rasberries puts a sweetness to this very masculine beer. Low in carbonation and the perfect match to a friday night indoors while the rain is pooring outside:) good choice for a celebration. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer4000 (4607) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2013
500 ml bottle @ Christianssand Brygghus. Dark brown, almost black in body with a thin brown head. Light in carbonation. Very nice aroma of smooth dark malt, dry fruit, red berries, molasses, leather, pleasant oak and sweet cherries. Flavor is sweet, strong and smooth dark malt, dry fruit, red berries and warming alcohol similar to port wine. This one has surprisingly much fruit and berries instead of whisky barrel as expected and the alcohol is smooth and dangerous. Fine body with a long and pleasant aftertaste. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4901) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 4, 2013

Appearance: Sinful black color with a small beige head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate and licorice.
Palate: Thick oily body. Balanced sweetness and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Heavy complex stuff. Coffee, chocolate, fruity and licorice. Unbelivable well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Perfect evening sipper.
Personal stats: Bottle (1292 of 5754) at BrewDog Birmingham in Birmingham, England.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnoaksson (700) - , SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
Inom konsten har man begreppet horror vacui - skräck för tomrum. Det beskriver människans inneboende rädsla för tomma ytor och vår benägenhet att fylla ut varje centimeter av vår omgivning med innehåll (eller åtminstone stoppning). Med den teorin som filter är det sedan möjligt att tolka Abstrakt 09 - om än ofördelaktigt. För är det något som ligger det här ölet i fatet är det att den är så belamrad med smaker att den inte lämnar några andrum för sinnena. Fast i rätt mängder - högst en deciliter - är det här för ölkonnässörer vad den heliga graalen var för tempelriddarna.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle at Christiandssands brygghus. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is peat, coffee, heather, alcohol, licorice, sugar. Flavour is peat, licorice, coffee, heather, alcohol, fruit, whiskey. Full body. nice beer.


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